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"You like bacon."

Translation:Is maith leat bagún.

August 26, 2014



Sometimes bágún is appearing with an accent on the A and sometimes withoiut.


'Bagún' or 'Bágún'?!? In this question it was "Is maith leat bagún. " but 5 questions prior it was "Ithimid bágún." If you do not explain the reasons for grammatical changes, how is the student going to learn the language?


There are no grammatical changes involved here, just a spelling inconsistency, which isn't restricted to Duolingo - both of these spellings are used in other resources too (though ideally Duolingo would stick with just one).


I wrote it from the words available. It gave me notice re typos. Figure that one!!¡!


*This is implied in every conversation in irish


The application says to itself careful with the accents Lol


So I was learning German in addition to Irish. Is there correlation between liebe and libh?

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Unlikely to impossible. "Liebe" is cognate with (comes from the same etymological source as) and means the same as "love" in English.

"Libh" means "to you" (plural).

"Is maith libh/leat bagún" can be parsed as 'Bacon is good to you', that is "You like bacon".


I wonder that too now! I never even thought about it until you mentioned it but it does make sense. The English language came from ancient people in what is now Germany speaking what is now the German language. Considering that England and Ireland are so close, I would not be surprised if the German word liebe could have jumped languages! (There is still always a possibility it is just a coincidence, though.)


Also coinin sounds like Kaninchen which both means rabbit


In a previous sentence, begun was spelt with an accent on both the a and the u


I typed "liom" and it said I was wrong that "libh" is right but when I came on here to check the comments it says "leat". Im confused.


Leat is second-person singular (you), and libh is second-person plural (you). In English, we use the same word, so they have to accept both in these cases.


Joseph, thank you! That sheds light on it! :-)


i am confused about,when bagun has the fada's. in singular it had on a & u. ??and in this sentence only on u


It should be spelled bagún, whether as a singular noun or as a mass noun. (Its genitive form is bagúin.)


I've seen that it's bágún in some places and bagún in others in these lessons. I'm so confused.

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